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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sampled children and their mothers, Bule Hora district, 2013 (n = 778)

From: Prevalence of undernutrition and associated factors among children aged between six to fifty nine months in Bule Hora district, South Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Ethnicity Oromo 696(89.5)
  Gedeo 50(6.4)
  Gurage 14(1.8)
  Amhara 11(1.4)
  Burji and Koyira 7(0.9)
Marital status Married 714(91.8)
  Divorced 25(3.2)
  Widowed 33(4.2)
  Single 6(0.8)
Maternal education Illiterate 497(63.9)
  Primary 239(30.7)
  Secondary 34(4.4)
  Certificate & Diploma 8(1.1)
Maternal age (in years) 15-19 10(1.3)
  20-24 73(9.4)
  25-29 262(33.7)
  30-34 190(24.4)
  35-39 148(19.0)
  40-44 86(11.1)
  >44 9(1.2)
Family size 2-5 350(45)
  >5 428(55)
Numbers of under-children five in HH 1 359(46.1)
  2 373(47.9)
  3-4 46(6)
Child sex Male 384(49.4)
  Female 394(50.6)
Child age (in months) 6-11 123(15.8)
  12-23 189(24.3)
  24-35 160(20.6)
  36-47 188(24.2)
  48-59 118(15.2)
Child birth order 1 151(19.4)
  2-4 361(46.4)
  >4 266(34.2)